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03 Oct 2017 description

Selon le chef du HCR, la communauté internationale abandonne des millions de réfugiés et de personnes déplacées internes à leur sort.
Par Jonathan Clayton

GENÈVE - Appelant à des efforts internationaux renouvelés pour prévenir et résoudre les conflits, le chef du HCR Filippo Grandi a déclaré aujourd’hui que la communauté internationale abandonnait des millions de réfugiés et de personnes déplacées internes à leur sort. Par ailleurs, il a exhorté un « monde en mutation rapide » à adopter une nouvelle approche en matière de protection et de solutions durables.

02 Oct 2017 description

Le 23 août 2017, un homme de 31 ans originaire de Tamatave, en visite dans le district d’Ankazobe sur les hauts plateaux du centre de Madagascar, a développé des symptômes évocateurs du paludisme. Le 27 août, il présentait des symptômes respiratoires lors de son voyage dans un taxi public partagé avec d’autres passagers pour se rendre du district d’Ankazobe à Tamatave (via Antananarivo). Son état s’est aggravé et il est décédé. Son corps a été préparé pour les funérailles dans l’hôpital le plus proche, celui de Moramanga, sans mesures de sécurité.

02 Oct 2017 description

Communiqué de presse

1ER OCTOBRE 2017 | GENÈVE - L’OMS intensifie rapidement sa riposte contre une flambée épidémique de peste à Madagascar qui s’est propagée dans la capitale et les ports, avec plus d’une centaine de personnes infectées en quelques semaines seulement.

Le gouvernement de Madagascar a confirmé que le décès d’un ressortissant des Seychelles était dû à la peste pulmonaire. L’entraîneur de basketball est mort dans un hôpital d’Antananarivo mercredi (27 septembre) lors de sa visite dans l’état insulaire pour une rencontre sportive.

02 Oct 2017 description

From 23 August to 30 September 2017, a total of 73 suspected, probable, and confirmed cases of pneumonic plague, including 17 deaths have been reported in Madagascar. The diagnosis was confirmed by the Institut Pasteur de Madagascar by polymerase chain reaction test or using rapid diagnostic test.

02 Oct 2017 description

Distinguished Delegates,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

A year ago, States gathered in New York to reaffirm the fundamental values of solidarity and protection for people forced into exile.

They agreed to share responsibility for embedding them in practical action.

And they decided to address and resolve refugee flows through a new model that places the rights, interests and potential of refugees and of their hosts at the heart of a comprehensive response.

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Realising this ambition has never been more urgent.

02 Oct 2017 description

1 OCTOBER 2017 | GENEVA - WHO is rapidly scaling up its response to an outbreak of plague that has spread to the capital and port towns, infecting more than 100 people in just a few weeks.

On Saturday, the Malagasy Government confirmed that the death of a Seychellois national was due to pneumonic plague. The basketball coach died in hospital in Antananarivo on Wednesday (September 27) while visiting the island nation for a sports event.

02 Oct 2017 description

Most households in Southern Africa depend on maize as their main source of food and energy, given the high volumes and ease with which it is produced. Alternative food crops that are consumed as substitutes include rice, wheat, sorghum, millet, and tubers such as cassava and potatoes. Consumption of these substitutes occurs mainly when maize is not available or among those households in areas where such substitutes are more easily available (for example, cassava in northern Mozambique).

02 Oct 2017 description

Early dependence on market purchases observed in Southern Madagascar

Key Messages

01 Oct 2017 description
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Annex - 2017 Factsheets

GLOBAL SHELTER CLUSTER STRATEGY 2013-2017

Developed as an output of the 2012 GSC Meeting, the 2013-2017 Global Shelter Cluster Strategy was approved by the Strategic Advisory Group in early 2013. It has the goal to more effectively meet the sheltering needs of populations affected by humanitarian crises, by strengthening the shelter response of humanitarian actors through leadership, coordination and accountability in the humanitarian shelter sector.

29 Sep 2017 description

On 23 August 2017, a 31-year-old male from Tamatave, visiting Ankazobe District in central highlands, developed malaria-like symptoms. On 27 August, he developed respiratory symptoms during his journey in a shared public taxi from Ankazobe District to Tamatave (via Antananarivo). His condition worsened and he died. His body was prepared for a funeral at the nearest hospital, Moramanga District Hospital, without safety procedures.

29 Sep 2017 description

Key points:

  • Pneumonic plague has been detected in several cities in Madagascar.

  • It is a form of plague that is highly transmissible (person-to-person) and quickly causes death without treatment.

  • WHO is concerned that the outbreak may spread because it is already present in several cities and this is just the start of the plague epidemic season, which usually runs from September to April.

PEOPLE AFFECTED

  • 104 cases of which 52 pneumonic plague (23 Aug-28 Sept)

29 Sep 2017 description

This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 49 events in the region. This week, one new event has been reported: measles in Liberia. This week’s edition also covers key ongoing events, including:

  • Plague in Madagascar
  • Malaria in Cabo Verde
  • Cholera in Tanzania
  • Cholera in Chad
  • Humanitarian crisis in Cameroon
  • Humanitarian crisis in South Sudan

28 Sep 2017 description

CERF enables fast, flexible and needs-based support for people affected by humanitarian emergencies. The UN General Assembly established the fund in 2005 to provide timely assistance in crises. Since its operational launch in 2006, CERF has developed a reputation for its ability to kick-start humanitarian action, scale up the response to emergencies and serve as a lifeline for people struggling to survive in the world’s most underfunded crises.

28 Sep 2017 description

Le ministère de la Santé de Madagascar a déjà dénombré dix décès dus à la peste et une soixantaine de cas confirmés positifs par l'Institut Pasteur.

Ces personnes sont mortes depuis le début de la saison pesteuse déclarée en fin juillet.

Selon la presse malgache, le bilan s'est alourdi.

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27 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • WFP is shifting the focus of its operations towards resilience strengthening. 14 priority communes have been identified for Food Assistance for Assets resilience strengthening activities.

  • Early recovery activities implemented in the targeted ENAWO cyclone affected areas aiming to support communities for restoring damaged infrastructure ended in August.

22 Sep 2017 description

Stable acute food insecurity outcomes continue in most parts of the region

Key Messages

22 Sep 2017 description

This weekly bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 46 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key ongoing events, including:

• Cholera in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
• Cholera in Nigeria
• Lassa fever in Nigeria
• Yellow fever in Nigeria
• Measles in Uganda
• Floods/mudslide in Sierra Leone

21 Sep 2017 description

El informe de la FAO indica un repunte de las cosechas en la mayoría de los países de bajos ingresos con déficit de alimentos

21 Sep 2017 description

Le rapport de la FAO souligne la hausse des récoltes dans les pays aux plus faibles revenus et plus importants déficits vivriers

21 Sep 2017 description

Conflicts drag down food security amid growing global food output

FAO report notes rebounding harvests in most low-income food-deficit countries

21 September 2017, Rome-- Robust harvests in Latin America and rebounding agricultural conditions in Southern Africa are on course to improve the global food supply situation, but ongoing civil conflicts and climate-related shocks are affecting progress towards hunger reduction, according to the new edition of FAO's Crop Prospects and Food Situation report.